In what was an unsparing attack on Pakistan at the ongoing United Nations Governing Assembly (UNGA) 2018, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj exposed the Imran Khan government in front of the top leaders of the world in relation to the terrorist activities.
Claiming that 'terror is not coming from far away but from our neighbors', the EAM ripped into Pakistan, accusing them of not only hiding, but aiding terrorists like 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. She said,
"9/11 is considered the biggest terror attack ever, and it was followed by the 26/11. The demon of terror is rapidly spreading. Terror is not coming from far away but from our neighbors. And this country always denies it. Look at Pakistan, even after the truth is out, they never accept it. 9/11 mastermind is dead but 26/11 mastermind is roaming free. Hafiz Saeed is roaming openly in the streets of Pakistan."
During her 20-minute long speech, Sushma Swaraj also stated that India has always been open to talks, but they haven't gone through due to the antics of Pakistan on a number of occasions. The EAM mentioned,
"We are accused of not agreeing for dialogue with Pakistan. This is wrong. This is false. We repeatedly began the dialogue. Every time dialogue has to end because of the hurdles they have put. All the governments have tried to talk to Pakistan. When PM Modi took oath, he called everyone, including Pak PM. I went personally to Pakistan and kicked off dialogue but 3 months back they attacked Pathankot air base."
"Now after the new govt came Imran khan wrote to Modi for talks in New York. We agreed to their invite but hours later, we found out that policemen were abducted and killed. Is this an atmosphere for talks or dialogue? Pakistan only cares for killers and is quiet on the victims. Pakistan defends the killers and murderers. They showed wrong pictures and propaganda. For the past 5 years, India has been saying that just putting the names of terrorists is not going to solve anything," she added before calling for the world to stop being ignorant.